Co-Chair, Satish V. Poondi
Co-Chair, Asaad K. Siddiqi

Co-chaired by registered pharmacist Satish Poondi, the Health Law and Pharmacy Law Practice Group at Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian offers a unique viewpoint and appreciation of the issues in pharmacy law and health law, providing our clients an advantage in navigating complex transactions.

We work closely with all sectors of the pharmacy industry, including independent pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, retail chains, wholesalers, hospitals, and compounding pharmacies. We have represented more than 100 pharmacies in Medicaid matters and saved clients a total of nearly $18 million.

We also provide comprehensive regulatory, transactional, and litigation counsel to physicians, dentists, nurses, adult day care centers, long-term care facilities, wholesalers, hospitals, and an assortment of other healthcare professionals and entities.

From structuring practices, dealing with regulatory/licensing agencies, and defending providers from third-party and government audits to offering strategic and operational advice, our attorneys find solutions to our clients’ daily operational matters as well as the more complicated and cutting-edge issues that require the experience and sophisticated understanding we have of our clients’ needs.

Our group offers healthcare and pharmacy clients corporate, transactional, counseling, and litigation services that include:

  • Structuring and forming healthcare entities
  • Transactional services (e.g., buy-sell agreements, leases, consultant agreements)
  • Licensing (e.g., Boards of Medical Examiners, Pharmacy, Nursing, Department of Health)
  • Regulatory compliance (e.g., HIPAA, DEA, state boards, Federal Anti-Kickback and Stark laws)
  • Designing and negotiating 340B agreements
  • Defending malpractice claims
  • Advising on sterile and nonsterile compounding activities
  • Commercial and healthcare litigation
  • Defending against third-party audits (e.g., PBMs, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • White collar defense and government investigations


In addition to defending the legal rights of healthcare providers, our attorneys develop comprehensive compliance programs to align with federal and state statutes and regulations, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, New Jersey’s Codey Law and other state-specific healthcare laws, and the federal False Claims Act, as well as the New Jersey False Claims Act, professional licensing board regulations, and HIPAA.

Our firm works with experienced professionals, including former employees of the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, to provide Mock Inspections and stress testing of existing protocols to check for compliance with New Jersey Laws, Rules and Regulations for the Division of Consumer Affairs Professional Licensing Boards. For more information about the Mock Inspection process, please read “Be Prepared…The Value of a Mock Inspection by Ret. New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Investigator Charles Harris.